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Turkiye to Lead KFOR for one Year
Country

Turkiye to Lead KFOR for one Year

Turkiye will receive the command of a NATO-led peacekeeping mission in Kosovo. Italy is expected to hand over the command in mid-October.

Canada’s Embargo Decision Depends on the Foreign Ministry
Bilateral Relations

Canada’s Embargo Decision Depends on the Foreign Ministry

Following Turkiye’s positive approach to Sweden’s accession to NATO membership, Turkiye started to expect a positive impact on Turkish-Canadian relations.

Kosovo's TB2s Spotted for The First Time
Unmanned Systems

Kosovo's TB2s Spotted for The First Time

Kosovo's Bayraktar TB2 Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (AUAV) were displayed for the first time. Thus, the Bayraktar TB2 era in Kosovo officially started.

Germany Strengthens NATO’s eastern flank with MANTIS
Weapon / Missile

Germany Strengthens NATO’s eastern flank with MANTIS

German Air Force trains Slovakian soldiers about the MANTIS in Todendorf, intending to hand over two complete systems to Slovakia in 2023.

EU to Fund up to €80 million for Greek Ammunition
Investment Weapon / Missile

EU to Fund up to €80 million for Greek Ammunition

Hellenic Defence Systems plans to increase ammunition production to meet needs created by the Ukraine war. The Country is looking for funds.

Sweden Holds the Largest International Military Exercise: Aurora-23
Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software

Sweden Holds the Largest International Military Exercise: Aurora-23

The largest international military exercise in 25 years, codenamed “Aurora-23”, started in Sweden on Monday.

US Approves Turkish F-16 Modernisation
Air Modernisation Bilateral Relations

US Approves Turkish F-16 Modernisation

The State Department approved a possible FMS to Türkiye to upgrade its current F-16 fleet and related equipment for an estimated cost of $259 million.

Finland Does Not Intend to Send F/A-18C/D Hornet to Ukraine
Air Bilateral Relations

Finland Does Not Intend to Send F/A-18C/D Hornet to Ukraine

Finnish Defence Minister Antti Samuli Kaikkonen said his country currently has no intention of sending combat aircraft to Ukraine.

Saab Signs Ground Combat Framework Agreements with NSPA
Ammunition Weapon / Missile

Saab Signs Ground Combat Framework Agreements with NSPA

The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has signed framework agreements with Saab for the Carl-Gustaf M4 weapon system and the AT4 anti-armour weapon.

Turkiye Approves Finland’s accession to NATO
Defence Politics Bilateral Relations

Turkiye Approves Finland’s accession to NATO

Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM) gave the green light o NATO’s enlargement in Baltics for Finland.

Lessons from Ukraine: Tanks Are Still Important, says UK
Land

Lessons from Ukraine: Tanks Are Still Important, says UK

British Future Soldier concept is likely to be revised following the Russian attack on Ukraine. While the UK provides military support to Ukraine, it transforms its concept. The need for tanks on the battlefield proves to the British Defence Ministry that tanks are not less important than before.

France Increases Defence Budget
Defence Politics

France Increases Defence Budget

France increased its defence budget for the 2024-2030 term. The new finance for military expenditure is 413 billion Euros.

Invisible Ties in the Congress Between F-16 sale and Sweden's, Finland's admission to NATO
Air Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

Invisible Ties in the Congress Between F-16 sale and Sweden's, Finland's admission to NATO

US Ambassador to Turkiye Jeffry Flake made statements about the sale of the F-16 and Sweden and Finland's membership step in NATO.

Two birds with one stone: F35 to Greece, F-16 to Turkiye; a $20 billion sale
Air Bilateral Relations

Two birds with one stone: F35 to Greece, F-16 to Turkiye; a $20 billion sale

The Biden administration has announced that it is preparing to ask Congress for permission to sell F-16 fighter jets to Turkiye.